There is a particular little girl who has been very ill this year. When a shout out came through one of the forums I'm on, to do an illustration of a little girl fighting a monster, I jumped at the chance.
Unfortunately, it being the end of year and everything, I really only got to spend about three or four hours on the final colouring each, which gave me good insight into working quicker and the positive, I now know what not to do, and will continue to improve on my digitial work.
First layer - pen and ink - hand drawn on A3.... I have found after INKTOBER, that my line work is stronger and quicker, so coming up with the concept and line work, went very smoothly - I believe I may even have dreamt about these scenes up til I had the chance to do the line work... My son says the dragons/monsters/demons are sleeping, and I'm ok with that - illness for children can be very very scary for both the children and then people who love them, so I didn't feel the need to make the monsters particularly 'dead', just 'exhausted'.
My digital colour palettes and shading is improving, and so during December and January I will be working through all my wonderful doodle day subjects, and making artwork to a better standard and quicker :)
Above.... work in progress with my Bosto...
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Tanya is a traditional and digital artist, living in Brisbane and inspired by all that is 'Art'.